The first Oscars promo was released today and it's... different.
The brand new trailer for the Oscars with host Ellen Degeneres looks more like it’s promoting the Tony Awards than the stuffy, glitzy Academy Awards. Not that anyone would mind – a choreographed dance number is always alright with us and if it includes tuxedoes, that’s even better.
With Degeneres hosting, it'll be an Oscars ceremony like no other.
While it doesn’t really feature any movie references, the minute-long video sets an entirely different tone for the awards than the one we’re used to. This looks more like something out of the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes or Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscars, rather than the most competitive movie awards ceremony in Hollywood.
Watch the upbeat video below.
The short video is set to the tune of The Walker by Fitz and the Tantrums. It was directed by Paul Feig and is the first part of a larger advertising campaign, Here We Go! The campaign and accompanying website are designed to promote a whole new image for the ceremony, which will air March 2 on ABC.
The nominations will be announced on January 16, four days after the Golden Globes ceremony on January 12th. For any film buffs out there, now would be the time to place your bets (check out our guide). And of course, there are three whole months left to speculate on how well Degeneres will do on her first time hosting the award show. It's a pretty safe bet that between her and Poehler and Fey returning for another round at the Golden Globes, we're in for a hilarious awards season.
There's pretty much no way this won't be fun.